Chili plants are very common along the Caribbean coastline and form a major part of its vegetation, thriving in its idyllic growing conditions. Many of the local varieties are very spicy and stand out for their interesting combinations of fruity and
sometimes floral flavours which can be sampled in the 'Caribbean Red' or the 'Mini Bonnet'.
A lot of the red-fruited Habanero chili varieties originate from the Caribbean. Along with allspice, coriander-leaves, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, chilies are an essential ingredient in many Caribbean recipes and spice mixes, as well as the main ingredient of the traditional pepper sauce.